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Big Country plagued with post office burglaries

Published On: Feb 19 2014 03:41:15 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 19 2014 04:22:34 PM CST

Federal authorities are investigating a rash of burglaries involving post offices and mailboxes in the Big Country.

On Monday, three break-ins were reported to the Taylor County Sheriff's Office. Those reports involved post office boxes in Trent and Lawn in addition to a residential mailbox in Merkel. Money orders were stolen from a vault in Lawn.

Reports also came out of Sweetwater, where the post office was broken into, and Colorado City, where the lock on a drop-off box was cut. 

The investigations have been handed over to federal authorities.

Authorities encourage people in the affected areas to call their credit card companies if they have ordered any cards and have not recieve them to ensure their accounts are not compromised.